Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MCSC Soccer Academy Evaluations to be Held May 31st and June 7th

The Macon County Soccer Club will conduct evaluations for the Academy program for the Fall/Spring 2015-2016 year, on two dates at the end of May. The 2015-2016 year is the second year of our club's Academy program. We are accepting players into the Jr. Academy (U8 age group) and Academy (U9/U10 age group) programs. Boys and girls born between August 2005 and July 2008 are invited to attend.

Players may attend one or both evaluation sessions (recommended). Bring water, shorts and t-shirt, shin guards, and a refundable $25 deposit for application. If your player is not registered with Macon County Soccer, please bring a copy of his or her birth certificate.
May 31st
2:00 - 3:30pmMacon County Industrial Park
Soccer fields, 96 Industrial Park Drive, Franklin
June 7th
2:00 - 3:30pm Macon County Industrial Park
Soccer fields, 96 Industrial Park Drive, Franklin

The Academy program offers advanced training for players who are dedicated to soccer as their sport of choice, and a higher level of skill compared to the Rec league. Like the Rec league, all players play at least 50% game time on match days. Games are played at home against other teams formed from the Academy pool, and home/away against other regional Academy programs.

The annual cost for the Jr. Academy program is $165, and the annual cost for the Academy program is $235. This includes uniforms and all fees for both Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 seasons.

For more information about the Academy program, please see our FAQ page, or contact Michael Moorman at (828) 421-8933.

Friday, May 15, 2015

WNC United Classic and Challenge Soccer Try-outs to be Held May 26th, 28th, and 30th

Local clubs from Cherokee, Clay, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties in North Carolina, and Rabun County in Georgia, have partnered to bring together the best soccer players in the Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia Mountain Region.Teams participating in the Classic League travel to and host some of the top soccer clubs in the state. It's the perfect league for players who aspire to play in Middle School, High School and College. 

Try-outs will be held at the following dates and locations:
Tuesday, May 26th
6:00 - 8:00pmMacon County Industrial Park
Soccer fields, 96 Industrial Park Drive, Franklin
Thursday, May 28th 6:00 - 8:00pm Jackson County Recreation Conplex Soccer fields, 88 Cullowhee Mtn. Rd.,
Saturday, May 30th 4:00 - 6:00pmMacon County Industrial Park
Soccer fields, 96 Industrial Park Drive, Franklin

The try-outs sessions will be held for positions on teams in the U11-U18 Girls and U11-U14 Boys Classic teams for the Fall 2015 season. Players may attend one or all three days (recommended)

For more information, click the PDF image, or contact Matt Kolodzik at 828-713-2664 (Macon County, Rabun County), Jonathan Parsons at 828-399-9614 (Jackson County), Scott Cline at 828-736-0455 (Swain County) or Roddy Alt at 828-361-9662 (Cherokee/Clay County).

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thank you to our Spring 2015 Platinum Sponsors!

The new banners for our Spring 2015 Platinum sponsors went up today. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring 2015 Photo Schedule

Team Photos are scheduled for May 2nd and May 16th. Check the schedule below for your team's time. Team photos are generally set for 30 minutes or an hour before your game that day - so please arrive for photos a few minutes before your scheduled time. Even if you don't plan to purchase photos, please come out for the team photo.

You can print the order form in advance if you want - follow this link.

Monday, April 20, 2015

All Practices are cancelled for Monday April 20th at Industrial Park fields

All practices are cancelled for tonight on fields at the Industrial Park. There is standing water on the fields, with more rain and thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon. While it is OK to practice in light rain, we won't practice when there is standing water, to avoid damage to fields. Please check back here for field status updates.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Macon County Soccer Opening day notices - schedule changes - please read!!!

Greetings, MCSC Parents and Coaches.

Here's the headlines:
  • Rainy day notices - staying informed
  • Field changes for U8
  • Equipment check
  • Parking safety
Rainy day notices - staying informed

I hope you are ready for opening day tomorrow! The weather will be rainy, so grab your raincoats and umbrellas and an extra pair of dry socks, because we play when it rains.

There may be future occasions when a game day is cancelled or delayed due to weather, but we don't
expect that tomorrow. However, in the event of changes, we will publish notices by 8am to the website, send out email, and send texts to all registered parents and coaches. If there are no notices, then games are set to proceed.

If there is thunder tomorrow, we will clear the field for 30 minutes, or until we have a period of 30 minutes without thunder. Go to your car and wait; the referees and league officials will call everyone back to the field when it is clear.

Field changes for U8

The schedule for U8 called for three games on field 4 and 1 game on field 8. We are flipping that field usage. Field 4 does not drain as well and is a bit muddy near the goals - so we want to minimize usage on that field tomorrow. The new schedule is like so:

Apr 18 10:008
Apr 18 11:008
Apr 18 12:008
Apr 18 12:154
DragonsAvengers DH

Equipment Check

Before you leave the house tomorrow, make sure you have shinguards, uniform, cleats, plenty of water, snacks (if it's your day), and sunscreen - in case the sun decides to make an appearance tomorrow. 

Parking Safety

The parking area becomes VERY busy on game days. Please slow down and watch carefully for little ones. Remember that the road is ONE WAY - do not exit the same way you come in. At peak times it may be necessary to park around the corner and up the hill next to the Armory. DO NOT PARK along Industrial Park Road or you will get a ticket from the state highway patrol.

Have fun tomorrow!

US Youth Soccer announces partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance

US Youth Soccer announces partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance

PCA partners with largest youth sports organization in the country

FRISCO, Texas (April 7, 2015) - US Youth Soccer, the nation’s largest youth sports organization, is pleased to announce Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) -- a national non-profit developing Better Athletes, Better People through resources for youth and high school sports -- as an Official Supplier of US Youth Soccer.

The two-year partnership provides US Youth Soccer members with access to hundreds of PCA tips and tools that further the education of coaches, parents, administrators and youth athletes in both improving athletic performance and imparting life lessons through sports.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Positive Coaching Alliance,” said US Youth Soccer Chairman John Sutter. “US Youth Soccer welcomes PCA and looks forward to supplementing our tools and educational resources to benefit our more than 3 million youth members and 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers.”

Continue reading the article here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring 2015 Game Schedules Now Online!

The game schedules are now online on our schedule pages. Notice that the team names are shown instead of the coaches name (for teams who came up with a name).

Go to the Teams Page to see the list of coaches and team names, then go to the Schedules Page to see the listing for each age division.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Greg's Tire Supports Macon County Soccer!

Greg's Tire on 441 South is a BIG Macon County Soccer Supporter. That's why we want to tell you about their current promotion running through April 15th - a $70 rebate on a set of new tires. Click the image for more info.

Greg's Tire donated practice balls for our Recreation League this season - and we appreciate that! Stop by Greg's for tires or service, and tell them you support Macon County Soccer too!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday is U10 and U13 player evaluation and draft day

On Saturday, March 21st, we will hold the draft day for U10 and U13 players (except Highlands teams). If you have a player in U10 or U13, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team.

All coaches for U10 and U13 teams must be at the field at 8:30am to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Saturday:
8:15 - 8:30 am - COACH Check-in and orientation
9:00 am - U10 Player Check-in
9:15 am - U10 Player Evaluations Begin
9:30 am - U13 Player Check-in
9:45 am - U10 Player Evaluations End
9:50 am - U13 Player Evaluations Begin

10:00 am - U10 Draft (Coaches only)
10:20 am - U13 Player Evaluations End
10:45 am - U13 Draft (Coaches only)

Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.